The Tragedy of Baltimore

This is a very fair article that discusses what has happened in Baltimore since the 2015 riots.

Sad.

MacGillis note how the riot is considered an uprising by some, the crime and homicide rates, $14 million cost to the State for the riot, the Ferguson Effect, police backing off enforcement, costs to families, changing and ineffective police leadership, under-policing the riots, Mosby being overzealous arresting the officers, the “pullback”, Crime increasing, 30% homicide closure rate, DOJ Report, DOJ Ignorance of local realities, political focus NOT on enforcing the law, city population near a 100 year low, new rules restricting police, community activism, Det. Sean Suiter, cops leaving the PD, officers overworked, Mayor Pugh ignoring the problem, still no police leadership, criminals EMBOLDENED, use of force reports, and the cry for equal protection.

One thing MacGillis forgot to note the infamous words of Mayor Rawlings-Blake:

The Tragedy of Baltimore
— Read on https://www.propublica.org/article/the-tragedy-of-baltimore

Listening in Stockton | Modern Policing

Stockton, California was in a rough situation when the current chief was promoted to that position in 2012. The city had filed for bankruptcy, there were police layoffs, morale was low, and violent crime was up. In this interview, the chief explains how he learned to listen more carefully to members of his community, including…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/04/02/listening-in-stockton/

Crime Counts: As crime falls to record lows, some neighborhoods are left behind – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Very interesting article on crime hotspots. There will be more reporting with the data.

Make sure to listen to the podcast that is part of the news article. HERE

Note: Limited access unless you subscribe to the paper.

San Diego is the safest big city in the country. But in some neighborhoods, violent crime has increased substantially in recent years.
— Read on www.sandiegouniontribune.com/story/2019-03-28/crime-counts-as-crime-falls-to-record-lows-some-neighborhoods-are-left-behind

Policing Campaign – Rethink public safety. Renew community trust.

This just came out. It will be interesting to see how policing embraces this report.

We all have a role to play in ensuring that policing practices respect and protect civil and human rights. Download this toolkit to learn how you can make the change that you want.

Rethink public safety. Renew community trust.
— Read on policing.civilrights.org/toolkit/

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LAPD audit reveals dangers of high-tech policing | | wfsb.com

Recently predictive police has come under fire about its accurate and valid predictive powers. Below is a like to a news report on an internal review of LAPD predictive policing.

An audit of the Los Angeles police department is raising questions about new technologies law enforcement is using nationwide with little oversight.
— Read on www.wfsb.com/content/tncms/live/

The LAPD document can be accessed HERE

Civil rights violations data causes bad predictive policing

A new report investigates how 13 jurisdictions, including Chicago and New Orleans, were feeding systems data sullied by “unconstitutional and racially biased stops, searches, and arrests.”

— Read on www.fastcompany.com/90312369/how-dirty-data-from-civil-rights-violations-leads-to-bad-predictive-policing

The report can be accessed HERE